Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.
They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".
What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here
Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara.
Patuharakeke kaumātua Pera Mackie said seeing the number of people gathered showed the aroha of the community, after four whales became stranded on Ruakākā Beach.
Sadly, the whales didn't survive, but have you ever been in a situation where you could help rescue whales?